Drug bust yields 1100 bags of heroin, 2 arrests at hotel in Newark, Delaware

May 2, 2013 2:48:50 PM PDT
21-year-old Khaliq Scott and 22-year-old Amber Hoopes are facing charges after police say they found more than 1100 bags of heroin in their hotel room.

Delaware State troopers say they found the suspects at a room at the Days Inn in Newark early Wednesday morning.

After obtaining a search warrant, investigators seized 1,118 bags of heroin totaling 27.95 grams (total street value approximately $11,000.00) and a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun along with a magazine containing 2 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

Police say the handgun was reported stolen in Elsmere, Delaware in January 2013.

They say Scott was in possession of $623 cash proceeds indicative of being obtained through street-level drug transactions.

Scott and Hoopes were charged with drug and weapons offenses. They are being held on $65,000 bail each.